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The importance of correct tyre pressure

Image showing how to check your tyre pressure

The correct tyre pressure is vital for both safety and for extending the life of your tyre.

You should check your tyre pressures monthly, including the spare and before any long distance driving. Make sure the tyre pressures match the pressures recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.

Tyre pressures should if possible be checked cold. If tyre pressures are checked hot, add 4 to 5 psi (0.3 bar) to the recommended pressures.

In the case of unusual pressure loss, the internal and external condition of the tyre should be checked, as well as the condition of the wheel and valve.

 

Get a grip on tyre pressures!


Maximum grip on the road is vital for road safety. This can only be achieved with the correct pressure in your tyres. The diagram below shows how much grip a tyre has on the road depending on its pressure.

Image showing amount of tyre grip depending on tyre pressure

 

Tyre pressures - top tips


1 - Safety


Under inflated tyres can not only overheat increasing the chances of it bursting, but also lead to poor handling of your vehicle. Low pressure on the front axle will increase under steer (fig. 1) whereas low pressure on the rear axle will increase over steer (fig. 2).

fig.1 Under steer

Understeer

fig.2 Over steer

Oversteer
 

 

2 - Economy


Over inflated and under inflated tyres suffer more damage than those with the correct pressure and need to be changed more often. Even 60% inflation, which is not uncommon, can increase tyre wear and significantly shorten the life of the tyre. Vehicles with under inflated tyres have increased rolling resistance that requires more fuel to maintain the same speed.

3 - Environment


Correct tyre pressure helps to maintain optimum fuel efficiency. This equates to lower CO2 emissions from your vehicle and helps protect the environment.

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What our customers think

Called up with an emergency flat tyre. The guys sourced me one and got it up to the garage by the afternoon! Couldn’t have been more helpful and would recommend anyone wanting help with their car to check JS Motors!

Amy Sellers - April 2018

I booked my car in for an MOT in July 2017. I had bought the car from a small dealer who had MOT'd it the year before, with 'no advisories'. Gary called me through and showed me the potentially life-threatening faults on the car, and was visibly angry that I had been duped, putting mine and my young daughter's lives at risk. He spent considerable time with me not only on that day, but also shortly afterwards when I had found a replacement car. He said to tell him before buying and he would research the MOT history for me. This, he did. Since then, my trust has been entirely with JS Motors. My 'new' car has had minimal repairs carried out by Gary and his team; one such repair only required a tightening of a nut and a replacement bulb. I was charged a nominal fee for this, as they operate on an entirely honest basis. Their honesty is second to none that I have ever encountered. They are friendly, lots of fun, very efficient, and 100% trustworthy. I won't go anywhere else! *Customer advisory - they like cakes!* :-D

Jo E. - March 2018

Visit this garage with confidence. Gary and his team do an excellent job an are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

tim woodcock - October 2017

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